A&P In the market for a printer, suggestions?

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  1. upgrayedd

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    No one eh?
     
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    I was planning to stay out of this because I havent paid much attention to printers in a couple years... I have a canon pixma IP4000, that I really like. Ink is a little much, but it lasts a while
     
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    No experience using the small printers, sorry :hs:
     
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    How is the quality?

    I'm not expecting lab quality but I would like to get as close as possible. Going to be a tall order considering my budget.

    I guess I could always just farm it out...
     
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    I have no complaints, its a few years old now but you wouldn't know it looking at the prints.

    :dunno:
     
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    Good to know, thanks for the input!

    Looks like they have that Canon i linked in the first post for $60 locally, I'll go take a look at it tonight.
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i have an older canon pixima 1500 i think and it does ok. i certainly wouldn't print any photos on there that i was planning on keeping long term on it. the only thing really that i ever print on it photo-wise is a few 4x6's to give to the grandparents. on the plus side, a black ink cartridge for it is only $8 at walmart and a color one is $20.
     
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    I guess i should also point out that mine doesn't do much heavy lifting. Mostly 4x6 but some 8x10s. I mostly get prints from adorama.... :dunno:

    I especially like mine because it takes 5 cartridges, a b&w/greyscale only larger black, and the C M Y K for color prints.
     
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    fucking av :rofl:
     
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    I picked up a refurb Pixma MP620 for $60 at Microcenter.

    It came with ink and Canon paper.

    VERY happy with it. Its not quite lab quality but its more than sufficient for quick family prints for random photo albums.
     
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    We have an HP 7200 printer/copier/scanner/fax and it also prints photos. It scans fine. I haven't printed any photos.

    My .02 is a suggestion for you to ask for a demo of the printer. They always have the printers all lined up and you have to buy one just off of reading the specs and Internet reviews. Our printer takes so long to warm up. It whirs and clicks and won't print unless the photo tray is pushed in just right. If I saw that in action at the store I would've moved on to something else. The printers you're shopping for probably all take SD cards. Bring a card with you to the store and see which one prints the best. Next time I buy a printer I am going to insist on a demonstration.
     

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